BUSU Gender & Sexual Violence Advisory Committee

Applications open and due December 9! (Now Closed for year 2022-23)

To apply

Steering committee call out

To apply, please email a copy of your resume and a cover letter to Emily Bagshaw at ebagshaw@brocku.ca by December 9 at 5:00pm. More information is available on the linked document!

Mission Statement

The Gender & Sexual Violence Support and Education Office and BUSU Advisory panel will work as a review and advisory group to BUSU and Brock University Administration. Our mission is to use intersectional approaches to review current service deliveries and assess, identify and recommend strategies and programming that could be used to improve GSV related programming on and off campus.


This Student lead group will assist the GSV Office in reviewing and reporting of activities and outcomes of the GSV team. They will provide feedback on current and future GSV related programming.


The BUSU/GSV Advisory Committee is created to follow the Ontario Government’s Bill 132, which obligates for colleges and university to involve students regarding sexual violence policies. The Act has required colleges and university to have stand-alone sexual violence policies that set out the process that will apply when incidents of sexual violence are reported. The BUSU/GSV Advisory Committee creates a yearly report on Brock University’s sexual harassment policy and work done by the GSV. Additionally, The BUSU/GSV Advisory Committee serves as a Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force, also mandated by the Ontario Government.

Membership and Term

Committee members will participate in four (4) closed-session meetings per academic year. The committee is comprised of 3 co-chairs- One representing BUSU, the other appointment decided on by the committee to represent the open study body. There will be a representative from HRE Gender & Sexual Violence Support and Education Office, and other key stakeholders as identified by the group (i.e residence life, ABSS, International student ambassador).

Applications for the committee take place each September. Call for application will be found on the HRE website and various other media outlets as required. Members may serve up to two consecutive terms. If special circumstances warrant members play be allowed to add an additional third term to their service. General committee members must be a current Brock student in order to partake in the committee membership.

2022/23 Committee Members


  • Andrea LePage
  • Utkarsh Sood


  • Cal Hendriks
  • Noor Abdo
  • Gazal Kashyap
  • Olivia Schmidt
  • Samantha Lainez
  • Sara Younes

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